Where Music Gives Wings to the Mind
& Touches the Heart
Welcome to the Glendale School of Musical Arts! We are proud to be one of the newest music & arts academies in Cincinnati! Located in the historic village of Glendale, we are proud to offer the very finest music training for everyone! Whether you are a young beginner or an accomplished professional artist looking for lessons & classes, youʼll find the training & expertise you need to soar to new heights with your talents & skills here! Our music faculty members are all trained teachers & performers who have many years of experience teaching in the studio, classroom, and performance stage as well!
Benefits of Music Study
Playing Music Develops Your Brain More Than Any Other Activity Science has shown that musical training can change brain structure and function for the better. It can also improve long term memory and lead to better brain development for those who start at a young age.
Learning To Play An Instrument boosts both Intellectual Achievement and Coordination It builds stronger comprehension, math, and problem solving skills and has greatly effected public school curriculum standards. Schools all over the country are placing new emphasis on teaching children the basic elements of music as part of the core subjects because of measurable gains it generates in test scores and overall grade improvements”...”Learning violin develops a number of personal skills and advantages that contribute to success. Learning to play a string instrument enriches your physical and mental well being.
Music Study Preserves and Enhances Brain Function and Memory for Senior Adults! Music has been found to stimulate parts of the brain, and studies have demonstrated that music enhances the memory of Alzheimerʼs and dementia patients, including a study conducted at UC Irvine. Adults age 60-85 without previous musical experience exhibited improved processing speed
and memory after just 3 months of weekly 30 minute piano lessons and 3 hours a week of practice”. Samira Anderson, “Music Training: An Antidote for Aging?” Hearing Journal.
Voice Lessons have amazing side benefits!- Voice Lessons build confidence and self-esteem as practice leads to mastery. Learning to breathe, essential to singing, actually eliminates some minor pains, and eliminates toxins from your blood. You will fall asleep faster, and sleep longer because of better breathing habits. And, better breathing leads to reduced feelings of stress, and improved physical endurance, and lowered blood pressure. Improving your posture leads to improved confidence in public situations, as well as improving your speaking voice and projection which makes your communication more effective all of the time. Beyond this, the use of the voice to sing connects mental and emotional processes that sooth emotional distress for both the singer and the audience.
Parents Magazine: ”The study of music develops academic skills, physical abilities, social skills, refines discipline and builds character. It also boosts self confidence & self esteem and introduces children to other cultures. Learning to play an instrument can help children fine tune their ear and enhance musical skills needed for education and social interaction”.
PBS Parents: “Research has found that learning music facilitates learning in other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. A music-rich learning experience for children of singing, listening & moving is really bringing a serious benefit to children as they progress into more formal learning”, says Mary Luehrisen, Executive Director of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.
Excerpts from “20 Important Benefits of Music-National Association for Music Education: “Musical Training helps develop language & reasoning. Helps kids stay engaged in school. Increased coordination. A sense of achievement. Students learn pattern recognition. Better SAT scores. Music builds imagination and intellectual curiosity. Musical instruments teach discipline. Fine tune auditory skills. Develops spatial intelligence. Helps kids learn teamwork, responsible risk-taking & better self confidence.”